The East Coast of Sri Lanka is rated as one of Asia’s top dive sites and offers outstanding experiences for all skill levels. The East Coast drops to about 1500m into Deep Ocean, where divers can usually find shallow sand or rock bottoms, but divers can also dive on walls and drop-offs. There are many opportunities for encounters with pelagics, sharks and other inhabitants of the open ocean abound. There are many hotels from mid-range to up-scale in Trincomalee. Guests can check into beautiful and unique resorts, which is situated right in front of the beautiful, pristine ocean. The beaches in front of the hotels are very private and secluded. These hotels are convenient locations, for those who want to do snorkeling or diving, fishing, sun bathing, dolphin watching or any other water sports.Travel to Trincomalee by the luxury Cinnamon air, which is a premier domestic Sri Lankan air taxi service offering daily scheduled flights, as well as luxury private charter flights and scenic flights, between its hub at the Bandaranaike International Airprt and the island’s most picturesque locations. Normally the journey to trincomalee by road takes many hours, but flying to Trincomalee with Cinnamon Air, will take only about 45 minutes, guests can also enjoy stunning views below and relax and unwind.
Wrecks are a particular attraction of in Trincomalee. The island has long been on international trade routes, including the spice and tea runs between Europe and East Asia, and over the centuries its treacherous coastline has claimed many ships. The remaining hull fragments are often still interesting to divers for the abundant marine life they attract. Pigeon Island in Trincomalee is a marine sanctuary, renowned for its untouched soft corals and thriving marine life. Trincomalee Bay has a resident colony of pygmy blue whales and sperm whales and is one of the top spots in the world for whale watching. There are many diving centers located around the Chaya Blue Hotel, and many offer high quality equipment, training courses and internationally recognized diving instructors and supervisors.
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